Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Win over Cancer and Tobacco screening camp at Hathras on 27th December 2015 - Dr Pawan Gupta

Expert  - Dr Pawan Gupta M.Ch. Oncosurgeon

Organised by Maheswari Society - Hathras
President - Mr Suresh Prakash Daga

Coordinator - Dr Pulkit, Mr Shivam

Dear friends,

It was a pleasure attending the Hathras Health Camp organised by Maheshwari society. 
Thanks to Sri Suresh Chandra Daga, President of the society for organising the camp for the people of Hathras.
I thank Dr Pulkit and Mr Shivam for taking the initaitive.
The arrangements were very well done and organised. we could see around 432 cases in  4 hours!

The hospitality of Mr Shivam and family was too good. we enjoyed the sumptous home cooked food. 

I hope I have been of help to the people who came for the camp.

Warm regards

Pawan Gupta MS, M.Ch., FSOG, FAIS
Associate Director, Institute of Cancer Care, Jaypee Hospitals, Sector 128, Noida 
Mob: 9811290152

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Win over Cancer and Tobacco Talk at Hathras on 26th December 2015

Win over Cancer and Tobacco Talk at Hathras on 26th December 2015

Organised by Mahewari Society, Hathras
President - Suresh Chandra Daga

Coordinated by  - Dr Pulkit

Smoking dips 10% in 2 yrs, but women smokers up sharply

Smoking dips 10% in 2 yrs, but women smokers up sharply

Cigarette consumption in India is falling steadily even as the number of women smokers is rising, making it home to the second largest number of female smokers after the United States.
According to the latest data given by the health ministry in Parliament, cigarette consumption in 2014-15 was 93.2 billion sticks - 10 billion less than in 2012-13. Production fell from 117 billion sticks to 105.3 billion in the same period.
In the face of this good news is the sobering finding of a global tobacco study, which showed that the number of women smokers in India went up from 5.3 million in 1980 to 12.7 million in 2012. The study, titled 'Smoking Prevalence and Cigarette Consumption in 187 Countries - 1980-2012' was carried out by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington and released last year. This jump in numbers constitutes only a marginal increase in prevalence (percentage of smokers in the above 15 population) from 3% to 3.2%. But it has been flagged as an area of concern by anti-tobacco activists who point out that it runs against the global trend of the rate of decline among women smokers being consistently faster than in men.
Incidentally, unlike most countries where cigarettes constitute over 90% of tobacco consumption, in India, it is just about 11%. Hence, while the decline is a positive development, its impact on burden of diseases caused by tobacco remains limited as consumption is dominated by chewing tobacco, followed by bidis.
According to a 2009-10 survey by the health ministry, 24% of men and 17% of women use smokeless tobacco, much higher than the proportion of smokers in that age group - 15% and 2% respectively. About 9% of men and 1% of women both chew tobacco and smoke it. The survey also showed that tobacco use was higher in rural areas - 52% among men and 24% among women, compared to 38% and 12% in urban areas.

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